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Wound Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
WOUND MIC2
Specimen Type:
Wound lesion or Abscess swab, material aspirated from wound site
Tube Type:
Eswab
Collection Volume:
1 Eswab, or 1.0 mL Fluid (minimum)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen received on dry swabs. Specimen received in nonsterile container.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
All wound cultures include a gram stain. Collect an Eswab of wound/aspirate or 2.0 mL of material from wound site. Requisition must state specific site where specimen was taken along with any important information regarding patient diagnosis e.g. animal bite). If provider's orders are to culture for a specific organism, include this information on requisition.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
72 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
87070
Synonyms:
Abscess Culture; Lesion Culture